Introduction to Mindfulness for Therapists

Live, Interactive Online Webinar
Saturday, January 16, 2021
9:00 am – 1:15 pm EST

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Professionals can earn 4.0 Continuing Education Credits* for participation.

Introduction to Mindfulness for Therapists

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors. Students in related fields are welcome!

Learning Level: Introductory

Mindfulness is a practice of meeting each moment with clarity and acceptance. It teaches us to bring awareness to the moments of pain and heartache, to remember that we all face challenges, and to treat ourselves with compassion even in the most difficult circumstances. This stance allows us to learn from our experience rather than pushing it away, making it a powerful tool for emotional resilience for mental health professionals and our clients.

This Mindfulness for Therapists webinar is based on the groundbreaking programs developed at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Forty years of peer-reviewed research has shown mindfulness to be an effective support for both physical and mental health.

Scientific Research for Mindfulness Demonstrates:

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improved sleep, focus, and attention
  • Reduced symptoms of chronic illness 
  • Improved ability to experience joy and contentment
  • Improved confidence and self-acceptance
April Kaiserlian

Presenter: April Kaiserlian, LMSW

Co-Founder of the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Experiential Psychotherapist, Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Instructor

April has been teaching and practicing mindfulness and self-compassion for over 10 years. She is also a psychotherapist focused on creative, body-centered therapy. April teaches and practices from a place of field-testing each and every practice she offers. She is a firm believer that any and all practices need to be able to meet you in the struggle and joys of everyday life. Read full bio

Course Overview

This 4-hour workshop will introduce mental health professionals to the practice and background of mindfulness as a support to mental health. We will define mindfulness, describe how it works, and discuss the benefits, research, and neuroscience that supports its effectiveness. Participants will be introduced to several skills that will help you step out of autopilot and be fully present to your life. We will describe and practice tools to alleviate stress and the best ways to introduce mindfulness to clients. 

Mindfulness tools and techniques have been shown to increase clinicians’ ability to be resilient in the face of the many demands that confront them on a daily basis.

Course Objectives:

  • Define mindfulness
  • Describe the benefits and peer-reviewed research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness practice
  • Describe the latest data on the activity changes in the brain due to mindfulness practice
  • Describe how to apply mindfulness practice in the therapy session

Registration Includes:

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be granted if cancellation is requested before 11:59 pm EST Thursday, January 14. If cancelled after this time, purchase amount will be transferred to account for future use. For questions or concerns, contact our office at 616-361-3660 or info@grcfm.com

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Agenda

9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Practice a mindfulness Meditation
  • Define Mindfulness
  • Autopilot
  • Negativity Bias

10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • History of mindfulness in health care
  • Cover the research & neuroscience that support mindfulness practice

11:00 am – 11:15 am

  • Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Mindful movement practice
  • Body Scan Meditation

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

  • Awareness of Breath
  • Simple mindfulness interventions
  • Wrap up

Registration

Saturday, January 16, 2021
9:00 am – 1:15 pm EST
Online via Zoom

$99/Individual (includes CEUs)
$69/Student

Payment plans available by request.

Certificates are available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com 

Continuing Education Details & Eligibility

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com


Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402


Psychologists 

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 4 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 4 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. 4 hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 4 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 4 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 4 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 4 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011 4 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 4 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 4 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 4 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for 4 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 4 hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 4 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 4 contact hours


Disability Access –
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.


*Please Note:
Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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